Essen/Berlin/Antwerp, November 23, 2012 – DB Schenker is expanding its Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) business in Belgium after winning Nestrade SA as new customer. This company is a 100 per cent subsidiary of Nestlé, the world’s number one food company. Nestrade is exporting Nestlé products to emerging markets and provides regional business solutions such as supplying food products to travel channels (air, rail, and ocean) and selling ethnic products.
“Nestrade was looking for a storage and transportation solution to support their business within Europe, Eastern Europe, and, to a smaller extent, worldwide, “ says Brigitte Lahey, Logistics Project Manager, Schenker NV. “Our logistics center in Willebroek was seen as the best location to handle the Nestrade business, as this site is specialized in food customers and is already managing the warehousing and distribution for Nestlé Belgilux.”
The first inbound container from Sri Lanka has arrived in the port of Antwerp and the actual move of the stock from their previous provider has already taken place. Since the beginning of October, the business is fully operational.
The DB Schenker Logistics center in Willebroek is located on the Brussels–Antwerp axis, close to two major motorways. It is specialized in handling fast moving consumer goods and is ideally located for making swift and daily deliveries.
The FMCG center is a state-of-the-art warehouse covering 85,000 square meters. It allows DB Schenker to offer clients flexible storage options in five different temperature zones ranging from -22°C to +18°C and ambient. The building complies with the most stringent environmental and quality standards and was designed especially to serve several FMCG clients. It offers a storage capacity of more than 100,000 euro pallets carrying products from discerning clients and a reliable and versatile warehouse management system.
SOURCE: Submitted by DB Schenker